I've used Joomla (version 1.5) to put this website together. I just wanted a system that would allow me to manage content, was extensible incase I needed something it didn't come with out of the box and allowed the use of templates. Here are some articles covering some of my experiences with it.
Joomla SEO pointers
I've been looking at some of the ways you can optimize a Joomla website to increase your search engine ranking. Ranking highly in a search index such as Google is very important for generating more traffic throughput. This article suggests some of the things you can do to help with your SEO.
Running Joomla locally
Once you have your Joomla running on your site provider, its likely that you'll want to create a local version on your home workstation so that you can test out different extensions and templates. This short article will hopefully point you in the right direction to get things started.
Extensions on binarynerd
A summary of the joomla extensions i've used on binarynerd. Most of these have been sourced from the joomla.org website.